For book lover, The Book Barn is a must see when visiting Niantic. The primary mission of The Book Barn is, of course, to serve as a provider of books, uniting people and books together in biblioholic bliss.
The Book Barn valiantly attempts to fulfill our mission as we continuously add and refine our collections to bring the best-used books available to our customers. We recommend checking in periodically for improvements, additions, and rearrangements. We presently have over 350,000 books at The Book Barn and we are adding to our numbers every day. You will find an information booth at the entrance to the Main Barn, where you can look for your favorite subjects, or pick up a brochure that will guide you throughout the property. We are always open to questions and are available to assist you if you become overwhelmed and your vision begins to blur. (If this happens to you, just sit down and place your head between two books and breathe deeply until your head clears. If this fails to revive you, please remember that we do supply complimentary coffee, tea, cocoa, cookies, and crackers to help keep up your stamina.)
Most days we can count on friendly visits from “old faithfuls” – customers and friends who come in at least once a week if not every day to talk about books or the issues of the day. We also get a great number of people coming in to sell us books. Part of the fun is that we never know what kinds of books are going to come in on any given day. Our new book treasures can range anywhere from rare finds to wonderfully illustrated children’s books, Janet Evanovich mysteries to cookbooks or pocketbook paperback dollar books. Whatever the catch of the day, we’re always glad to put them on the shelf because we know there is the perfect someone out there just waiting to get their hands on it!
Because The Book Barn takes in so many books, we are very happy to say that we often times will carry many books that are unavailable at new bookstores or even public libraries. Our treasure trove of books is frequently the “last hope” for someone seeking a given title. We enjoy being able to help books find their people, who have sometimes been searching for years to get their favorite title. To this end, we are more than willing to go out of our way to help you search.